Halliday's Functions

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  • Halliday's Functions
    • Instrumental
      • to get something e.g. "go toily" meaning "I want to go to the toilet"
    • Regulatory
      • to make requests/give orders e.g. "not you teddy" meaning "leave my teddy alone"
    • Interactional
      • to relate to others e.g. "nice mummy"
    • Personal
      • convey sense  of personal identity and to express views and feelings e.g. "naughty doggy"
    • Heuristic
      • to find out about the immediate environment e.g. "What boy doing"
    • Imaginative
      • to be creative through language that relates to imaginative play, storytelling, rhymes and humour e.g. "one day daddy came home and said..."
    • Representational
      • to convey information e.g. "I'm three"


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